The Alfred Deakin Institute, under the directorship of Professor Fethi Mansouri, and in conjunction with the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Iain Martin, recently hosted the 2019 Alfred Deakin Institute Oration.

The Alfred Deakin Institute Oration is an annual event delivered by a public intellectual on a topic related to cutting-edge research about citizenship, diversity, inclusion and globalisation that is undertaken at the Institute.

Held at the prestigious Deakin Edge venue (Federation Square) on 24 September, this year’s Oration, ‘The new divides, a century later’, was delivered in front a full house by Senator the Honourable Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.

100 years after Alfred Deakin’s death, Senator Birmingham’s Oration focused on the modern day demarcation lines as they apply across contemporary politics and global trade.

Professor Iain Martin, Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University
Senator the Honourable Simon Birmingham, and Professor Fethi Mansouri